Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man dies at 95

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Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers around the world, has died at the age of 95. He died early on Monday morning Nov. 12th at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Born on December 28, 1922 in Manhattan, New York City, Mr. Lee began his business in 1939. He created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters.

Lee’s final few years were tumultuous. After Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017, he sued executives at POW! Entertainment, a company he founded in 2001 to develop film, TV and video game properties for $1 billion alleging fraud, then abruptly dropped the suit weeks later. He also sued his ex-business manager and filed for a restraining order against a man who had been handling his affairs.

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In June 2018, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department had been investigating reports of elder abuse against him.

Lee, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, catapulted Marvel from a tiny venture into the world’s No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant. In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for a whopping $4 billion.

At the time of his death, Stan Lee was reportedly worth $70 million.

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